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why get ready for an election

An election provides a critical opportunity to raise your voice on issues that matter most to you, including the importance of investing in a fair and equitable global recovery for all.

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During the election period, different rules and regulations exist for non-governmental organizations, meaning that Results Canada will halt our domestic advocacy campaigns. In any election and as always it is important to remain non-partisan and communicate the issues that matter most to you to each party and candidate running in your community.

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Take the time to think through how you would communicate to all the candidates running for election in your community. Consider how candidates need to understand a wide variety of issues and might need more information on your particular issue.

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The power of each individual volunteer speaking out about ending extreme poverty has huge impacts. If every Results volunteer recruited just one person to join us, we would double our number volunteers but *more than double* our impact.

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Canadians volunteer the equivalent of almost 858,000 full-time year-round jobs. In 2018, over 12 million Canadians engaged in formally giving their time to charities, nonprofits and community organizations.

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While volunteers are making asks to their Members of Parliament (MPs), Results staff is making those same asks behind the scenes. Our powerful volunteers work in unison with staff to educate MPs on critical issues and hold them and other decision makers accountable.

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Social media is a quick and easy way to speak up and tell your Member of Parliament (MP) that you care about immunization and access to vaccines. Get public attention and let Canada know that they should continue to be a global leader.

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Twitter is a news-centric platform! 71% of users get their daily news from Twitter making it a great platform to share and spread your news.

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Politicians are people too! Don’t be afraid to use social media to reach out to them about the issues that are important to you. 94% of Canadians are on at least 1 social media platform so it makes sense for politicians to be active on social as well.

write a minister

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why write a minister

To make the case that Canada must work hard to rapidly allocate resources committed to ACT-A towards the Health Systems Connector pillar of ACT-A through the GFF.

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We can support system-strengthening mechanisms by using some of the unallocated ACT-A investments to top up Canada’s contribution to the GFF.

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Thank the Minister for her leadership and commitment to fully funding the ACT-A and for hosting the #ReclaimTheGains campaign for the GFF with an initial investment of CAD $100 million.

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why write an LTE

Write an LTE if you want to make your opinion heard in a timely manner. You don’t need a lot of research, and your LTE can be brief and to-the-point - just 150-200 words! When time is of the essence, choose to write an LTE.

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You have a better chance at getting published if you keep it short and sweet (and don’t be afraid to be bold!)

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Politicians are in their jobs because of you! As Canadians, we have voted them into office to represent us. So they want to hear from you to learn what issues you feel are most important.

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To #EndCovidEverywhere requires a multifaceted, global approach, inclusive of fully financing the mandate of the ACT-Accelerator (ACT-A), sharing excess vaccine doses, and waiving intellectual property rights on COVID-19 tools. We can be proud that Canada has committed its fair share to the ACT-A. However, of the CAD $1.3 billion promised, Canada has invested heavily in securing vaccines for people in low-income countries, but little in strengthening the health systems that deliver them.

minister \ ˈminəstər\
: a head of a government department

To prioritize health systems, Canada can move to support system-strengthening by using a portion of its promised ACT-A investment to top up its contribution to the Global Financial Facility for Women, Children, and Adolescents (GFF), a key ally working to deliver on the mandate of the Health Systems Connector. Results Canada volunteers started calling on Canada to contribute CAD $250 million over three years to the GFF in February. Such concrete support will save lives by helping countries deliver vaccines, recover from disruptions, restore health services, and build systems to prevent future pandemics.

Please email the Minister of International Development Karina Gould (Karina.Gould@international.gc.ca) and copy her new Chief of Staff Frédérique Tsai-Klassen (Frederique.Tsai-Klassen@international.gc.ca) to make the case that Canada must work hard to rapidly allocate resources committed to ACT-A towards the Health Systems Connector pillar of ACT-A through the GFF.

Thank the Minister for her leadership and commitment to fully funding the ACT-A and for hosting the #ReclaimTheGains campaign for the GFF with an initial investment of CAD $100 million. Explain how we can support system-strengthening mechanisms by using some of the unallocated ACT-A investments to top up Canada’s contribution to the GFF.

The ask: Canada must top up its initial investment in the GFF by CAD $150 million to build resilient health systems in low-income countries that support a rapid, equitable, and safe roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines and prevent future pandemics.

See all our resources to help you write to a minister, along with key dates, hashtags, tags and keywords found on our campaign page.

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